Skaneateles Falls - Stauffer Chemical

Major Project Tasks:    

  • Remediation of the former Stauffer Chemical Plant in Skaneateles Falls, NY
  • Excavation, characterization and disposal of over 400,000 tons of contaminated materials
  • Demolition and disposal of a former chemical plant
  • Temporary relocation of creek running through the property
  • Installation of steel sheet piling
  • Underpinning of 20’ concrete retaining wall
  • Design and construction of an extensive series of dewatering pumps and transmission lines to by-pass the flow of an active creek channel for four months (system capacity 45,000 gpm)
  • Riverbank excavation and restoration
  • Reconfiguration and O&M of onsite water treatment facility

Major Project Contaminants:

  • VOCs
  • SVOCs
  • PCBs
  • Heavy Metals
  • PAHs

Significant Project Obstacles:

  • Active stream bypass to facilitate sediment excavation and restoration
  • 24/7 mass dewatering needs in major excavation areas
  • Staging and characterization of multiple waste streams associated with over 400,000 tons of impacted soils

Location: Skaneateles Falls, NY
Owner: Pharmaceutical Industry 
Engineer: SPEC Consulting LLC
Project total: $12,000,000